Through forest school voluntary work you will be part of an exciting and every changing curriculum delivery, with child-led play at its heart. We hope you will immerse yourself in creative, nature based learning and gain valuable experience working with our daycare children. We work outside in all seasons, connecting with nature and welcome your individual input based on your interests and strengths.
Aim and Expectations of the Role
To contribute to a high quality caring environment for children outdoors. This includes creating a warm, friendly and stimulating atmosphere in which the children can develop emotionally, socially and educationally through individual attention, group activities and community events. Skills development will be supported by the forest school leader (Millie) and will include activities such as tool-use, fire craft and outdoor cooking.
To work with children (predominantly 2-5 year olds)
To comply with all the organisation’s policies and procedures, with specific reference to the Safeguarding Policy, at all times
To work as part of the staff team
To liaise with mentor
Millie Gardner, Forest School Leader and Community Development Worker
Who to ask about changes to the role
Tasks and responsibilities
Work (under supervision) with children in the Setting, to provide all aspects of care and supporting learning opportunities
Uphold standards within the Setting by adhering to all policies and procedures;
Strive to safeguard children by working to the organisation’s safeguarding Code of Conduct;
Assist with meeting the personal and emotional needs of individual children;
Provide adult interaction with children in the Setting;
Know and implement the Setting’s confidentiality policy
Contribute towards an effective and supportive team environment;
Work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure the highest standards of care are provided;
Contribute relevant ideas to planning and delivery of forest school
Contribute to high standards of hygiene and cleanliness in the Setting;
The volunteer’s duties must at all times be carried out in compliance with the Setting’s Equal Opportunities policy;
To respect the confidentiality of information received;
To ensure the Setting is a high quality environment, which meets the needs of individual children from differing cultures and religious backgrounds, and stages of development;
To be aware of the high profile of the Setting and to uphold it’s standards at all times;
To be aware of all emergency and fire evacuation procedures;
To be aware of sections 7 & 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974;
To promote and support the Setting’s policies relating to safeguarding of children and young people within the workplace
Location and Hours
On-site at everyFAMILY.
Possible hours are every Friday between 8.30 and 4.30 and during the holidays at ad-hoc event days such as our Outdoor Adventure Day. These are open to discussion.
All weather gear and clothing needed for this role. We will be outside in all weathers, except high winds or storms.
Please contact: 01179593800 for more information
or email Millie at: firstname.lastname@example.org